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Civic Study (interim)

Artist: Alex R.M. Thompson

Exhibition: July 7 – July 28, 2019

Reception + Artist Talk: July 27, 2019 | 2PM – 4PM | Artist Talk 2:30PM

CIVIC STUDY (interim) is an exhibition of recent work by printmaker Alex R.M. Thompson that reflects on the architectural identity of the city of Oshawa. It is presented at the conclusion of his residency in the Artist Incubator Lab at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Thompson’s etchings combine elements of different structures from around this city and others, removing buildings from their specific contexts and presenting them as inter-related and inter-reliant. Through this process, religious, industrial, and colonial histories are deconstructed and examined, and Thompson investigates how they manifest in the city.

The RBC Emerging Artist Residency Program is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation Emerging Artist Project.




Emerging Visions

Artist: 6th Annual Durham College Fine Art Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition: April 11 – May 5, 2019

Reception: RMG Friday, May 3, 7PM – 10PM

Student Thesis Walk-Through: April 15, 2PM – 3PM

The students in Durham College’s Fine Arts Advanced program are, like all creatively engaged artists, involved in the continual process of identifying and pursuing meaningful subjects that relate to their own evolving bodies of work. Utilizing experimental freedom and research relevant to their practice, the student artists learn to further define and focus their unique interests and engage in ever more profound studio work.

Join us on Monday, April 15th at 2pm to hear about the work in our 6th Annual Durham College Fine Art Thesis Exhibition. Learn more about the graduating students, their emerging art practices, and help us celebrate their thesis exhibition in this artist-led tour.

emerging visions



Unmasking Brain Injury

Artist: Brain Injury Association of Durham

Exhibition: May 8 – June 3, 2019

Reception Date: Saturday, June 1, 12PM – 3PM

Description: Last year we partnered with The Brain Injury Association of Durham Region (BIAD) to exhibit masks and stories created by their members which reflected their distinct realities of living with a brain injury. The exhibition and opening reception attracted a significant audience and raised awareness of the important work BIAD does in the community.

We wanted to deepen our partnership this year by inviting an artist instructor to work with members of BIAD to enhance their creative experience and mask-making process. We will present their work and stories at an opening event on National Brain Injury Awareness Day – June 1, 2019. The event is open to all and takes place from 12-3pm with guest speaker Garrett Bell, a brain injury survivor and success story.

Join us to learn more about these resilient individuals living with, and overcoming, brain injury.






Artist: Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition

Exhibition: June 12 – July 2, 2019

Reception: Friday, June 14, 3PM – 4PM

The RMG is pleased to present the 11th Annual Seniors Art Competition and Exhibition in partnership with the Oshawa Public Libraries (OPL) and Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres (OSCC). This annual exhibition showcases the work of artists 55 years of age and older. Their work has been submitted in response to this year’s theme, Harmony. Presenting unique artistic perspectives on this theme, the exhibition will invite you to reflect on notions of balance, synchronicity, and unity.

June is also Seniors’ Month! Join us in celebrating Oshawa’s senior community while engaging in conversations around Harmony, a topic that is both meaningful and accessible to all.